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Apricot and mint leg of Lamb

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We have a lovely recipe for you today; for a roast Lamb, with Apricot and Mint. I know that might sound a little bit different, but I assure you – its well and truly yummy! You really can’t beat a nice bit of Lamb to warm your soul on a cold day, and this certainly does more than that.

Leg of lamb delicious recipe for the whole family

Moroccan Leg of Lamb

Leg of lamb delicious recipe for the whole family

Ingredients

  • 2 kg approx Co-operative bone in whole leg of lamb

For the marinade:

  • 100 g dried apricots
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 25 g fresh mint, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • zest of 1 lemon, finely grated

For the chick peas:

  • 2 red onions, peeled and trimmed
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • Small piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped or 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 cinnamon sticks or 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 x 400g tins chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 500 ml boiling vegetable or lamb stock
  • To serve, chilli sauce and large handful of fresh coriander or thyme, chopped (otional)

Instructions

  1. Set and preheat the oven to 2OO°C/fan 180°C/ Gas 6. All over the lamb cut small slits. Put apricots chopped into small pieces into the bowl with other marinade ingredients and mix it in well.
  2. Place the lamb into a large bowl, pour the marinade over and rub all over the meat, working the marinade into the slits. Then leave to marinate if you have the time to do that.
  3. Put sliced red onions into a roasting dish with chick peas, cinnamon, ginger, garlic and stock.
  4. Put the lamb on top and roast for one and a half hours (or 30min per 450g), or until cooked to your liking. Cover it with foil halfway through. Serve with chilli sauce and fresh thyme or coriander.
  5. Tip: Prepare the lamb the day before and marinate it overnight for extra flavour.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Recipe for the whole family Leg of lamb

Don’t forget to check out the other recipes on KiddyCharts too. We’ve got some great ones for you all, and the best thing about them is that they are all simple to do, because I am NOT the world’s best cook! ;-)

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parent blog! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 80%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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